Duns Castle plays host to eclectic mix of art for annual exhibition

Brendan Douglas-Hamilton painting of St Abbs
Brendan Douglas-Hamilton painting of St Abbs

It’s that time of year again when historic Duns Castle becomes home to some fine local art talent for its annual Open Art Exhibition.

The event has proved popular with local residents and visitors alike in the past few years and with a wealth of fantastic art on display once again there is no reason why 2013 shouldn’t be just as successful.

You couldn’t get any more local than one of the featured artists, Brendan Douglas Hamilton who lives and works from his home in nearby Castle Street, just a stone’s throw away from where his art will be exhibited.

Trained a the prestigious Charles H. Cecil Studios in Florence,, Brendan is inspired by the Berwickshire landscape, including St Abbs (pictured above).

Other artists whose work will be on display at Duns Castle until Sunday, May 19 include up and coming talent William Foyle, botanical artist Anne Wilson from Kelso and sculptor Phyllida Meacham, who’s previously exhibited her work in America.

In addition to the exhibition itself, organisers are are also holding a painting and drawing weekend at the Castle on on May 18 and 19.

All levels of ability are welcome, including complete beginners, and the non-residential cost is £150 for two days including lunches.

Open Art opens tomorrow, and viewing times are: 11am – 4pm, Friday, May 3 to Sunday, May 5, Saturday, May 11 -Sunday, May 12 and Saturday, May 18- Sunday , May 19.

Mid-week viewing by appointment, ring 01361 883211..

Entry to the exhibition is free